A problem getting homegrown people to soccer matches: the locals just don’t seem to be interested in African football.
Xenophobic violence is vividly described in Jonny Steinberg’s story of a Somali man’s search for freedom.
NEWS ANALYSIS: The Central African Republic can only succeed if it is given the opportunity to develop, writes David L Smith.
A newshound gives an astonishing insight into a much-maligned country.
A new book tries to get to the bottom of piracy and put a human face on those involved.
South Africa is not a very good place to find work by African authors.
David L Smith visits Côte d’Ivoire and discovers the works of those with their feet on the ground speak volumes about current affairs on the continent
In a back alley <b>David L Smith</b> unearths <i>The Translator</i>, which one reviewer calls the "first halaal novel in English".
Finding a copy in Kenya of <em>It’s Our Turn to Eat</em> turns out to be a tougher book safari than <em>David L Smith</em> anticipated.
On his regular Book Safari, David L Smith looks at <em>The Democratic King</em>, a novel by a policeman from Burkina Faso about his ideal Africa.